142 He said "There are rivers that flow for hundreds of miles towards the level of the sea without falling more than a few feet  notably, the Nile, which, in a thousand miles, falls but a foot.

The earth should be the center of the universe, around which the heaven is whirling." 81 Lactantius, a western Christian writer and advisor to the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine, and writing sometime between 304313 CE, ridiculed the notion of Antipodes and the philosophers who.

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